What you should know before hiring a car in Cancun
|Cancun city centre|
|Cancún International Airport (CUN): 10 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Cancun: practical information
Where to rent a car in Cancun
On your way to Cancun? Chances are if you’re checking out this guide, you’ve already book your flights to Cancun and are looking for a great offer on a rental car. You can pick up a car hire at Cancun International Airport (CUN) from the arrivals lounge.
You can also pick up a car hire in Cancun city centre but be sure to compare the prices before you pay for anything online. It could be cheaper from the airport and renting from and international brand may be more expensive but they usually come with a more comprehensive insurance package, which could be a good idea in Mexico.
Driving in Cancun: parking and other tips
It’s very easy to navigate around Cancun. The airport is to the south and the city is to the north. In between are all the resorts, Cancun beach hotels and bars, coincidentally called the “Zona Hotelera.”
If you’re visiting Cancun in March and are hiring a car, get ready to be stopped frequently by police. They seem to target tourists at this time of the year. A small bribe will usually work to get your driver’s license back and let you off the hook.
Road trips from Cancun: what to do, what to see
Chichen Itza Archaeological Site
Most head to Cancun for the beaches but Cancun is also home to one of the most important Mayan sites in all of Mexico. It’s the perfect day trip with your Cancun car hire. The Kukulcan Pyramid is one of the most impressive Maya structures today and was voted as one of the World’s New Seven Wonders.
If you want a break from the tourist traps in Cancun, then take a trip here onboard a ferry. On the island, scooter is the easiest way to get around… and the most fun! Check out the beautiful ecological water theme park, Garrafon.
This small Mexican city dates back to the Spanish Colonial era and has lots of charming colonial architecture. It’s located between Cancun and Chichen Itza, so the perfect stop on your way home. Why not stay the night in a small boutique hotel and explore more Mayan ruins at Ek Balam, just a 15-minute drive north of town?